LOS ANGELES — A proposed ban on same-sex marriage in California remained undecided early Wednesday.
The proposed amendment to the state Constitution would limit marriage to heterosexual couples, the first time such a vote has taken place in state where gay unions are legal.
Sponsors of the ban declared victory early Wednesday, but the measure's opponents said too many votes remained uncounted for the race to be called.
With 90 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the ban had 4,922,675 votes, or 52 percent, to 4,577,453 votes, or 48 percent, against. Late absentee and provisional ballots meant as many as 3 million ballots were left to be counted after all precinct votes were tallied..